An “unusually big sale of cattle for mid-summer” took place at Ballinrobe on Wednesday (July 10th), according to Tom McGuire – Manager.
“Despite all the adverse talk about the future of the beef sector, trade around the ring did not show any signs of this.”
- A Limousin-X - 605 kg - €1525 or €2.52/kg;
- A Charolais-X - 480 kg - €1175 or €2.45/kg;
- 3 Limousin-X sold together - 352 kg - €885 or €2.51/kg;
- 3 Black Herefords sold together - 338 kg - €750 or €2.22/kg.
- A Charolais-X - 515 kg - €1265 or €2.46/kg;
- An Aberdeen-Angus-X - 365 kg - €828 or €2.27/kg;
- A Friesian - 380 kg - €530 or €1.39/kg.
- A Limousin - 285 kg - €830 or €2.91/kg.
Cull cows and suckler pairings:
- Dry cows: A Limousin-X - 765 kg - €1395 or €1.82/kg;
- Suckler pairings: A 2nd-calf Limousin cow with a heifer calf at foot - €1295.
“Sheep numbers were almost double the previous week with positive signs from the trade.” the manager said.
Store lambs climbed from €72 to €94, while factory lambs pushed from €92 to €112; cull ewes realised €108 and a ewe with three lambs at foot reached €410.
Image source: Aurivo Ballinrobe Mart